UPDATE: Mickey Kaus, The Rubio Menace — “You can count on the combination of President Rubio and Speaker Ryan to quickly pass an amnesty bill that (like the Gang of 8) contains only the most chimerical guarantees of new enforcement measures. Marco Rubio is a state-of-the art K-Street kill shot, a sudden existential threat. We may have only a few days to recognize this.”
In 2009, Marco Rubio was a plucky challenger for the open Senate seat in Florida, taking on incumbent Republican Gov. Charlie Crist. Though Rubio was trailing in the polls, one leading conservative activist thought he had real potential and vowed to help him.
“When Marco Rubio ran for the Senate in Florida, I think I was the first one to endorse him,” said Phyllis Schlafly. “I made a trip down to Florida in 2009 just for the purpose of helping him.”
“Once he got elected, he betrayed us all,” she told WND. “He said he was against amnesty and against the establishment. And once he got in, right away, he became an agent of the establishment. And now, of course, he’s big for amnesty and letting all the illegal immigrants in. He betrayed us a number of times on that issue.”
Schlafly said she was startled at the magnitude of Rubio’s “betrayal” on amnesty.
“It was so public,” she said.
“He’s a lackey for the establishment now,” she said. “There’s no question they’re picking up as Plan B – or maybe Plan C in this election cycle, or whatever we’re on now – but he certainly is an establishment agent.”
It’s well known that Rubio is disenchanted and unhappy in the Senate and has a poor attendance record. Why does he or anyone else think he’ll find happiness as President? And if he doesn’t what sort of president will he be? We’ve just suffered through two terms of a president who despises his own country, doesn’t take his job very seriously, plays golf most of the time and takes vacations that cost taxpayers $45 million.
Why would we want another president who probably won’t like the job once he gets it? And be a lackey for the GOP establishment? This election is a chance for grassroots conservatives to dislodge the establishment from the leadership of the Republican party, but only if they don’t blow it by electing Marco Rubio.